Behavioral Health – Geriatric and Adult Inpatient Unit

The clinical treatment programs and therapies at Clara Maass Medical Center’s inpatient units enable patients to focus on enhancing their overall health and wellness as they improve their ability to function in a safe, secure and comfortable environment.

Expert teams of behavioral health professionals assess, diagnose and treat adults and older adults with acute psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

Geriatric and Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

The Geriatric and Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) addresses the needs of the growing population of individuals aged 65 and older. Located on-site at CMMC in the Continuing Care Building, the 22-bed inpatient voluntary unit complements the Medical Center’s existing 20-bed behavioral health involuntary inpatient unit.

Treatment teams, led by a board-certified psychiatrist, psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers and adjunct therapists, work together to provide intensive programming and treatment services specifically designed for geriatric and adult patients. The multidisciplinary team develops exclusive treatment plans to help stabilize patients suffering from diagnoses such as dementia, depression, severe anxiety, bipolar disorder and psychosis. We also treat the behavioral disturbances associated with Alzheimer’s. The team takes into account co-existing medical illnesses and medications, dietary needs, family issues and social concerns and integrates them into a holistic treatment approach.

Treatment Programs:

  • Individual, Group and Family Therapy
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Behavioral Health Education
  • Creative Art and Recreational Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Pet Therapy